April 11th, 2016 by Soderstrom Skin Institute
Carl W. Soderstrom, MD Board Certified Dermatologist
One of the most incredible discoveries in dermatology over the past twenty years has been the use of laser light for effective skin rejuvenation.
Whether it’s the damaging rays of the sun, lifestyle choices (such as smoking) environmental pollutants or stress – they all effect the health, color and texture of the skin. The outcome can lead to premature aging including facial wrinkles, irregular skin tones, blotchiness, brown spots and rough “leathery” patches. According to the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2014 over 543,000 men and women decided to have facial laser resurfacing to reverse the signs of aging.
Do you have a big event coming up soon – maybe a wedding or reunion? Imagine walking in looking and feeling years younger!
FACIAL LASER RESURFACING – HOW IT WORKS
Water in skin cells is absorbed by specific laser light. The laser energy heats up the water causing the evaporation of the affected tissue. Some heat is also absorbed by adjacent tissue. This causes tiny “injuries” to the surface and thermal stimulation of the deeper skin layers. The body’s natural healing process then replaces the damaged skin with new and healthy tissue.
THE CO2 FRACTIONAL LASER
Considered to be the gold standard in laser rejuvenation, the CO2 Fractional Laser provides skin resurfacing, deep collagen restructuring, a short healing phase and minimal downtime – at lower cost than 3-5 more superficial laser treatments. Known as the “weekend peel” it provides cost effectiveness, convenience and results.
BENEFITS OF FACIAL LASER RESURFACING:
- Decreases lines and wrinkles
- Reduces brown spots and pigmentation
- Minimizes acne and surgical scars
- Softens rough textured areas
- Enhances overall skin tone
- Generates new collagen for healthier skin!
POST TREATMENT RECOVERY
Reactions vary depending on the individual, but patients typically report a moderate “sun-burn” sensation with subsequent mild peeling, swelling or pinkness that goes away after a few days.
IS LASER RESURFACING RIGHT FOR YOU?
Candidates should be in good health and discuss their goals and expectations with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon prior to making a final decision.
EXPERIENCE MEANS BETTER RESULTS
More than 20 years ago, Soderstrom Skin Institute was one of the first medical facilities in the area to offer laser services – today our program is one of the most comprehensive available. Board certified dermatologists Carl W. Soderstrom, MD and Jeffrey K McKenna, MD have over 50 years of combined dermatology experience.
See before and after photos at: www.WeKnowLasers.com
To schedule a consultation with board certified dermatologists Carl W. Soderstrom, MD or Jeffrey K. McKenna, MD, please call 1.888.970.7546.